Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

Photo of Trisha Church, Child and Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Laguna Beach, CA
Trisha Church, Child and Family Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
As a mental health therapist, I provide support and guidance to my clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, children, and adolescents during times that may be impacting their mental health and overall well-being. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that requires acceptance and a belief that recovery and healing are possible. I commit to building trust, listening, and providing supportive direction.
As a mental health therapist, I provide support and guidance to my clients who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. I specialize in working with individuals, couples, children, and adolescents during times that may be impacting their mental health and overall well-being. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, growth, and transformation that requires acceptance and a belief that recovery and healing are possible. I commit to building trust, listening, and providing supportive direction.
(949) 356-7259 View (949) 356-7259
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Anne Laptin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Not accepting new clients
My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
My focus as a psychotherapist is to help each individual achieve their full potential. Whether there is a current challenge or a broader goal to create change, the biggest indicator of success in therapy is the rapport one has with their therapist. I provide a safe environment in my office, one of support, honesty, trust and free of judgment. This is essential to the therapeutic process and in the client's ability to feel safe and understood. I assist and help guide my clients in life transformations, to gain insight and to live a better, more meaningful life.
(949) 383-4428 View (949) 383-4428
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Balance
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
Thank you for checking out my practice, I'm genuinely glad you've found your way here. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, know that you don't have to go it alone.
Thank you for checking out my practice, I'm genuinely glad you've found your way here. If you're struggling with an eating disorder, know that you don't have to go it alone.
(949) 749-5698 View (949) 749-5698
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Parisa R Gallinger
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92652  (Online Only)
Our sense of identity is in a state of crisis due to the burdensome societal expectations placed on us. I am genuinely curious in understanding your experiences, challenges faced, and the meanings made. My hopes are to work collaboratively alongside you to help connect you to your values and preferences. I am interested in working with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups while building relationships shaped by curiosity, accountability, and care. I'm also devoted to social justice, honoring intimate knowledge of peoples' lives, and standing against all forms of violence, abuse, marginalization, and oppression.
Our sense of identity is in a state of crisis due to the burdensome societal expectations placed on us. I am genuinely curious in understanding your experiences, challenges faced, and the meanings made. My hopes are to work collaboratively alongside you to help connect you to your values and preferences. I am interested in working with diverse individuals, couples, families, and groups while building relationships shaped by curiosity, accountability, and care. I'm also devoted to social justice, honoring intimate knowledge of peoples' lives, and standing against all forms of violence, abuse, marginalization, and oppression.
(949) 676-7248 View (949) 676-7248
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Family & Children's Counseling Services, Inc
LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Life sometimes throws us unexpected problems, losses, and other hurts. It is essential to have a solid support system to help us through the hard times. Family & Children's Counseling Services (FCCS) wants to be that support system for you and your family as you find healing and a restored sense of hope for the future.
Life sometimes throws us unexpected problems, losses, and other hurts. It is essential to have a solid support system to help us through the hard times. Family & Children's Counseling Services (FCCS) wants to be that support system for you and your family as you find healing and a restored sense of hope for the future.
(858) 247-3839 View (858) 247-3839
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GT Healthcare
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
Marissa's passion is to help individuals find healing and guide them through their life’s challenges and mental health struggles with the use of healthy strategies and coping skills. She hopes to see individuals and families overcome barriers and access care in order to improve their overall well-being.
Marissa's passion is to help individuals find healing and guide them through their life’s challenges and mental health struggles with the use of healthy strategies and coping skills. She hopes to see individuals and families overcome barriers and access care in order to improve their overall well-being.
(949) 539-0759 View (949) 539-0759
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Kirk Michael Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and bereavement. I work with individuals, couples, families and children. I have been licensed as an LMFT for 29 years. I appreciate how difficult it is to seek help and will treat you with respect, dignity and the highest ethical standards. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, The Pragmatic Experiential Method of couples counseling, and the tracking of non-verbal cues and communication.
(949) 347-5468 View (949) 347-5468
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Lindsay Voyles
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CCHT, RYT-200
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Like the Egyptian Phoenix, who rises from the ashes, people have the ability to regenerate themselves from traumatic & negative life experiences, & transform their pain & hardship into sources of strength. It is my role as a psychotherapist to be present with you on your personal journey of growth & self-discovery & to help facilitate a deeper, more authentic connection with yourself & others in your life. Through inner work cultivating & encouraging deeper self-awareness along with compassion for one's self & others, clients can connect with their own innate sense of self & wholeness.
Like the Egyptian Phoenix, who rises from the ashes, people have the ability to regenerate themselves from traumatic & negative life experiences, & transform their pain & hardship into sources of strength. It is my role as a psychotherapist to be present with you on your personal journey of growth & self-discovery & to help facilitate a deeper, more authentic connection with yourself & others in your life. Through inner work cultivating & encouraging deeper self-awareness along with compassion for one's self & others, clients can connect with their own innate sense of self & wholeness.
(415) 949-6016 View (415) 949-6016
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Dr. Teralyn Sell
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, NCC, MS, LPCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
These days everyone seems like they have it all together. Meanwhile, after work you crash and burn dreaming of your big ideas with zero oomph and tons of anxiety. You are tired, can’t sleep well, are gaining weight and sex (what is that?). You lost your mojo and I’m here to help you get it back. Remember when you were a complete badass? You know what I’m talking about! You made juggling it all seem effortless. Your motto was ‘you only live once’. But not anymore. he truth is, you are not alone. The rates of anxiety & depression are through the roof! Lack of energy is met with prescription medication that doesn't work.
These days everyone seems like they have it all together. Meanwhile, after work you crash and burn dreaming of your big ideas with zero oomph and tons of anxiety. You are tired, can’t sleep well, are gaining weight and sex (what is that?). You lost your mojo and I’m here to help you get it back. Remember when you were a complete badass? You know what I’m talking about! You made juggling it all seem effortless. Your motto was ‘you only live once’. But not anymore. he truth is, you are not alone. The rates of anxiety & depression are through the roof! Lack of energy is met with prescription medication that doesn't work.
(562) 280-2118 View (562) 280-2118
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Erika Foroutan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Not accepting new clients
While I love working with women in their 20's and 30's, I am also VERY passionate about working with adolescents and their families! This is such a crucial time in our brain's development, and my goal in therapy is to assist my client's and their parents in learning how to manage the complexities of this dynamic period of life. Teenage years are a time of rapid growth and desire for autonomy. This can be very disruptive to the family system without the proper tools to manage the overwhelming emotions that adolescence is infamously known for, and unfortuantely some teens turn to unhelpful coping tools to avoid discomfort and stress.
While I love working with women in their 20's and 30's, I am also VERY passionate about working with adolescents and their families! This is such a crucial time in our brain's development, and my goal in therapy is to assist my client's and their parents in learning how to manage the complexities of this dynamic period of life. Teenage years are a time of rapid growth and desire for autonomy. This can be very disruptive to the family system without the proper tools to manage the overwhelming emotions that adolescence is infamously known for, and unfortuantely some teens turn to unhelpful coping tools to avoid discomfort and stress.
(213) 292-5354 View (213) 292-5354
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Ari Novick
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. We have locations in Orange and Santa Cruz County.
I specialize in Anger and Stress Management for adults, adolescents, couples, families, individuals and corporations; however, I also see clients for a variety of other reasons, particularly Relationship Issues, Anxiety, Depression and Substance Abuse. Our office also provides Orange County court and probation Anger Management and Parenting classes and a variety of online classes. We have locations in Orange and Santa Cruz County.
(949) 214-4801 View (949) 214-4801
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Shelly Short
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Hi there, I'm Shelly, an experienced licensed marriage and family therapist. I facilitate and guide clients through their emotional growth and healing process. I am open-minded, solution-focused, and goal-oriented. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that works to heal mental, emotional, and behavioral issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, addiction, codependency and relationship problems. In addition to EMDR, I use CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Techniques.
Hi there, I'm Shelly, an experienced licensed marriage and family therapist. I facilitate and guide clients through their emotional growth and healing process. I am open-minded, solution-focused, and goal-oriented. I specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based psychotherapy approach that works to heal mental, emotional, and behavioral issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, phobias, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, addiction, codependency and relationship problems. In addition to EMDR, I use CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness Techniques.
(949) 997-2989 View (949) 997-2989
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Patrick Aleknavicius
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
I am a firm believer in thorough evaluation early on in the therapy process. I frequently use my expertise in psychological testing to assist in this diagnostic process to ensure the most effective and appropriate treatments are used. While the human condition allows for great challenges and pain, it also allows for miraculous opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy is a collaborative relationship. I focus treatment on a combination of providing information, skill building, and evidence based treatments. Being tech-interested also helps me connect with younger clients, and bridge the gap of resistance to change or getting help.
I am a firm believer in thorough evaluation early on in the therapy process. I frequently use my expertise in psychological testing to assist in this diagnostic process to ensure the most effective and appropriate treatments are used. While the human condition allows for great challenges and pain, it also allows for miraculous opportunities for healing and growth. Therapy is a collaborative relationship. I focus treatment on a combination of providing information, skill building, and evidence based treatments. Being tech-interested also helps me connect with younger clients, and bridge the gap of resistance to change or getting help.
(866) 660-5367 View (866) 660-5367
Photo of Fabrice Paracuellos, Marriage & Family Therapist in Laguna Beach, CA
Fabrice Paracuellos
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
I help heal emotional pain and relationship distress. I bring a warm approach to therapy, informed by life experiences in Europe and Asia. I became a therapist after having discovered the meaning of fatherhood. I taught the practice of psychotherapy to graduate students and am supervising therapists in training.
I help heal emotional pain and relationship distress. I bring a warm approach to therapy, informed by life experiences in Europe and Asia. I became a therapist after having discovered the meaning of fatherhood. I taught the practice of psychotherapy to graduate students and am supervising therapists in training.
(949) 682-9305 View (949) 682-9305
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David Palmer
PhD
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Many bright or gifted kids can do well in a good public or private school system. But some need more in order to stay engaged and challenged - and to be able to connect with others who share similar interests and traits. Others may have specific learning or processing problems that impede their ability to learn up to their potential. Many of these kids can be helped tremendously by proper evaluation and timely remediation.
Many bright or gifted kids can do well in a good public or private school system. But some need more in order to stay engaged and challenged - and to be able to connect with others who share similar interests and traits. Others may have specific learning or processing problems that impede their ability to learn up to their potential. Many of these kids can be helped tremendously by proper evaluation and timely remediation.
(949) 407-5637 View (949) 407-5637
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Aimie Woods
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, PPSC
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
My guess is you're strong, motivated & already succeeding in multiple areas of your life. In today's hustle, however, you're not alone in feeling overwhelmed by everyday stressors, sense of worthlessness & an unnerving anxiety. Perhaps on top of balancing a life of family obligations, career demands, & friendship circles you've also experienced a major life change that has left you rattled & isolated? Self-care and inner peace are possible in today's busy lifestyles. Together, we can pave your path to improved mental wellness.
(714) 482-6321 View (714) 482-6321
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Darlene Violas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
With over 14 years of experience, I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults, focusing on behavioral issues, autism, parent management training, anxiety disorders, depression, divorce, and reunification. Utilizing various therapy modalities, I am committed to providing effective and evidence-based treatment. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals navigate through their challenges and witnessing their personal growth.
With over 14 years of experience, I specialize in working with children, teens, and adults, focusing on behavioral issues, autism, parent management training, anxiety disorders, depression, divorce, and reunification. Utilizing various therapy modalities, I am committed to providing effective and evidence-based treatment. I am particularly passionate about helping individuals navigate through their challenges and witnessing their personal growth.
(949) 541-0272 View (949) 541-0272
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Kimberly Picchi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
I understand getting the help you need can be hard. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
I understand getting the help you need can be hard. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families overcome a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, and relationship difficulties.
(408) 583-5942 View (408) 583-5942
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Sarah S Mosko
Psychologist, MA, PhD
Verified
Laguna Beach, CA 92651  (Online Only)
Learn to sleep better from the comfort of home anywhere in California! Quality sleep is the bedrock of optimal health. It makes you happier, less depressed & anxious and better equipped to cope with stress. Sleep enhances memory and creativity, makes you look more attractive, keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It also protects against cancers and dementia, wards off colds & flu and lowers risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. I'm devoted to helping people get back to restorative sleep. I've worked for decades in accredited sleep disorders centers and now offer treatment via a secure tele-video conferencing platform.
Learn to sleep better from the comfort of home anywhere in California! Quality sleep is the bedrock of optimal health. It makes you happier, less depressed & anxious and better equipped to cope with stress. Sleep enhances memory and creativity, makes you look more attractive, keeps you slim and lowers food cravings. It also protects against cancers and dementia, wards off colds & flu and lowers risk of heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. I'm devoted to helping people get back to restorative sleep. I've worked for decades in accredited sleep disorders centers and now offer treatment via a secure tele-video conferencing platform.
(657) 207-0312 View (657) 207-0312
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Inner Fokus
Psychologist
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
More than just a way to capture attention, the spelling of Inner Fōkus also carries a personal meaning to the founders. The name is a nod to the German heritage shared by both Dr. Lori and Dr. Patrick, since “fōkus” is the correct spelling of “focus” in German. Our heritage, culture, and environment can have great impacts in shaping who we are. Our name, Inner Fōkus, also serves as a prominent reminder of the importance to occasionally break from current patterns and try new things.
(218) 485-3273 View (218) 485-3273

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Number of Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA

200+

Average cost per session

$175

Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
74% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
67% Stress
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aetna
53% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Laguna Beach, CA see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Laguna Beach?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.